It felt so good. He is the guy who has his own in game drink named after him. You can make that drink to level cooking. He is part of the WHU podcast.
In my circle he is famous, a celebrity, a fellow hunter. Such an honor. Thank you, Darkbrew!
I’ve been watching Doctor Who on Netflix from the beginning. It is very interesting.
Female Night Elf Death Knights are the only Night elves that can have pink hair. It’s been known since WotLK days. I found out during Cata and only really dug her out during this expansion. I want to get her to level 90 before Hallow’s End for another chance at the mount, helm, and sword. The quickest way to level 90 was to make her a Blood Death Knight, a tank.
As a hunter, tanking is always someone else’s job. You don’t have to do anything but maybe occasionally use a Misdirect and even less than before watch your aggro. It’s like my son. He just recently turned 1 years old on July 1st. He only knows his pee pee is there when his diaper is off. He likes to touch it, knowing it’s there but doesn’t quite understand what it is for and on occasion he pees with it. As a hunter, tanks were always something that was there but I never really understood their purpose.
I know they prevent us, the group, from dying. When I solo my pet acts like a tank, using abilities to pull aggro to himself and away from me so I can DPS the add from afar. Happily never dying. My pet does everything automatically. I never have to be conscious of the unconscious effort of my pet’s job.
When I started my Death Knight during Cata, I looked up resources like Ask Mr. Robot or Noxxic or Icy-Veins regarding rotations, talents, glyphs, stat priorities, etc. Did it again recently during MoP.
It didn’t matter how much I read. None of it still didn’t make any sense. Especially since most of it is for level 90s. It wasn’t until I selected the role of tank and queued, that I finally got it.
You know all that text book bull shit you got scolded for as a new hunter? Remember when they all called you a Huntard? BTW, Huntard is a very offensive term.
As tank, you scold the DPS for targeting the wrong add or starting to DPS too soon, you let the group know when you are planning to skip a group of adds, or you get into arguments with the healer who doesn’t know how to put you on follow and cause the whole group to wipe on regular Utgarde Keep.
Before you pull the next group you have to be conscious of every health bar, every mana bar, every energy bar, every focus bar, and every chi bar. Do monks even use Chi? I don’t remember. If you aren’t conscious your healer will not have enough mana to heal or your DPS won’t have enough of whatever to kill stuff. It could lead to a wipe. As a hunter, we are like fuck it, I’ll just Cobra Shot my Focus back up.
Your abilities are not automatic. You manually apply your diseases, use your threat generating skills to hold a group of adds, you use your abilities to pull adds off a rogue DPS. Again, nothing is automatic.
You have to consider the timing of your abilities. You watch your cool downs not because it’s going to give you amazing DPS, but that your next Death Grip will pull that add back to you that is running towards the healer. If you don’t the group will wipe.
As a Hunter, you are responsible for killing stuff and keeping you and your pet alive so you can DPS. As a tank, you are responsible for keeping everyone else alive so you can get them loots and level. 4 other people are entirely dependent on your performance. You are no longer a solo creature or a part of a duo. You are part of a group.
‘Til next time…
Now try this 10 times fast. Female Blood Night Elf Death Knight. I bet you will say Blood Elf by accident.
I want to tame one. I don’t know how I missed this… I must have been too focused on playing not to notice these tall slim beauties.
I wonder if anyone still reads this blog? Anyway here is a quick post I made a few months after I became a dad. It was sitting in my recent drafts since October 2012. I did fix it up some.
Here is a short list of what I was able to do when my son was a newborn and some of the things I get to do now, next month he will be 1 years old. Being a dad, working full time, and taking care of my son have deeply cut in to my World of Warcraft time, but playing WoW does not beat hearing my son laugh and watching him learn new things like kissing girls romantically, crawling or learning to stand while holding on to something. I do wish the reputation grinds were a little faster.
I do 5 mans when baby and mommy are sleeping. The new 5 mans take about 30 mins to complete and also give reputation with a faction you choose. You will need a good chunk of uninterrupted time to complete them.Weekday nights after I bathe baby and eat dinner. My cut off time is usually 8:30 pm but some nights I stay up later and get 6 hours of sleep. Remember sometimes your wife will want you to wake up at 2 am and change a diaper or help baby go back to sleep.
Questing and farming when they are awake. That way you can be interrupted without leaving stranded four other players. More importantly you don’t leave your baby’s mom stranded when she calls for help. I usually do this on the weekends.
Auctioneering you can do pretty much in between feedings. Doesn’t take too much time.
When baby naps. Take turns with your baby’s mother. Let mom do something fun while you watch baby, especially if you are the type of parents that don’t want to leave baby alone. It’s your turn to rest, or watch Netflix on your phone, or read digital comics, or read books, you know all that quiet stuff you can do in front of a sleeping baby.
At 90 there is a lot of stuff to do. I recommend leveling alts to 89 if you want them holiday mounts.
If you are having trouble keeping up to date with gearing methods here are a couple of guides that I use:
WoW Insider’s Guide to gearing up alts in MoP
Reputation grinds are still slow for a guy like me who does not get to play much. Even Ghostcrawler mentioned that MoP was an expansion not meant for alts. I do recommend sticking to one character(your main) for gearing and experiencing new content. For alts I recommend only leveling reputations that are needed for professions. Patch 5.3 does introduce a new title that will only be available for a short time. The title only gets unlocked on that toon so if you want them on your alts please do so.
While I still do enjoy the game, and value all the friendships and relations this WoW community has provided me, I have learned that priorities have shifted and somethings can be put off for a little while… except them holiday mounts.
‘Til next time…
I came home one day and my brother shows me his new iPod nano. I was totally focused on doing dailies or something and didn’t pay much attention. The next day I was like, “wait Corey how did you get that?” He said, “There’s a defect in the battery and it explodes. Apple is switching them out for free.” I was like what? Then he remembers, “Don’t you have a iPod nano first generation?” I was like, “I do.”
Searched thru my bag and pulled it out. My first iPod ever with a black face and silver back. My only iPod, unless you count an iPhone. It was the first flash drive nano with a color LCD screen. I remember it being small. I remembered what I engraved it with, which is too embarrassing to tell. I charged it up for the first time in years. I knew I had to back it up but was no longer sure what was inside.
I recovered some old work stuff, I looked at all the songs (there were a ton of them), then I discovered some pictures.
The pictures were from my first trip to California back in June 2006. It was first trip ever to Disneyland and I put those pictures there so I would be encouraged to go again. We did. 2 more times after that.
The nano was so innovative when it came out. I remember browsing the web in my friends Chemistry lab at UH Manoa. I remember telling my friend Jhonsen about the nano. Minutes later I applied for the credit card thru Apple. I got approved. I ordered it.
Jhonsen was like, “What? You ordered it? You got approved for your first credit card.” I was like, “Yeah.”
I remember when it came in the mail and how neat the packaging was and how it came with earbuds. I was so happy. It became my study companion during college, my public transportation commute companion when I worked 2 jobs and traveled 4 hours a day, the fricken Nano moved out of my mom’s house with me. I got married and brought it with me to my honey moon. Didn’t have much time to use it though, “cough!”
Then sometime after that, I kept it tucked away in my bag or somewhere near my desktop. It collected dusk. Right before I moved out of my apartment this past year, I remember dusting it off and removing the case. I tucked it in my computer bag and sat in there until about a week ago.
That’s when the memories flooded in…
Thank you Apple you really do care,
BTW there are no 4 GB iPod nano’s anymore. I got a capacity upgrade for free. The one pictured above is 8 GB.
I also geeked out and ordered a Lunatik Lynk watch band. These are 50% off from what they used to be priced. Go check it out.